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Does Atripla Raise Blood Pressure

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Blood work for Atripla, Diabetes, and High Blood Pressure

I am currently taking ATRIPLA, and I have diabetes and high blood pressure. What tests should I have done to monitor my kidneys, and how often?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It depends on whether you currently have normal kidney function or not. At the very least test like BUN and creatinine should be obtained quarterly. Read more »

Atripla and high blood pressure

Diagnosed in 2001, started Atripla in April of this year. My blood pressure had always been very... Read more »

Atripla Side Effects

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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...Atripla. What Are the Side Effects? When you start any ART, you may have temporary side effects such as headaches, high blood pressure, or a general sense of feeling ill. These side effects usually get better or disappear over time. The most... Read more »
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Epzicom

...risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attacks, in people with greater risk factors (such as smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, and drug use), and is reversible upon discontinuation. Studies looking into this possible association had... Read more »
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Trizivir

...risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attacks, in people with greater risk factors (such as smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, and drug use), and is reversible upon discontinuation. Studies looking into this possible association had... Read more »
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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

... ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer --> Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral Read more »
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Reyataz+Norvir+Truvada?

Posted by markman, 3 Replies
...and last time was over 500. I feel pretty good. But my doctor has gone ahead and prescribed me the meds. I had two choices: 1. Atripla or 2. Reyetaz+Norvir+Truvada.....I chose the latter.....can anyone already on this regimen comment on it? I am... Read more »

Over 50 and just tested positive - meds adjustment

Posted by calguy2009, 3 Replies
...Hi, newly infected and over 50. I found out in May and started meds 5 weeks ago. Had to stop Atripla after 3 weeks - a night mare. Now on Epzicom and Viramune for 2 weeks and will start 2x dosing Viramune tonight. Question - Read more »

gaining weight

Posted by still_here, 1 Reply
...& starches, organic foods... is this normal?? none of my other numbers are out of whack, cholesterol, liver function... blood pressure. i even speed walk for an hour every day! i've been diagnosed + for 3 years now... up from CD4 230 VL... Read more »

atripla experience

Posted by hopefulone, 13 Replies
...i started atripla about 10 days ago. i thought i would share my experience since i had read about some experiences with the drug that made me Read more »